Imenger lauds Lobi fans’ be­hav­iour af­ter 'home dis­as­ter'

Daily Trust - - OPINION - By David Ngobua

Lobi Stars Gen­eral Man­ager and former in­ter­na­tional, Barn­abas Imenger has lauded the be­hav­iour ex­hib­ited by the teem­ing fans of the club af­ter their dar­ling team was de­feated 4-2 by vis­it­ing Abia War­riors on Sun­day.

The ‘Pride of Benue’ had gone 80 games at home with­out a loss so the de­feat in the week 33 fix­ture at the Aper Aku sta­dium came as a rude shock to many of the fans.

In a chat with Daily Trust, the former BCC Li­ons and El-Kanemi War­riors star said the sup­port­ers of Lobi Stars con­ducted them­selves in an or­derly man­ner be­fore, dur­ing and af­ter the match.

He said it was heart warm­ing that nei­ther the match of­fi­cials nor the vis­it­ing team was mo­lested by the sup­port­ers of Lobi Stars.

Imenger said the dis­play of sports­man­ship was as a re­sult of the con­stant en­light­en­ment of the fans on the need for them to shun acts of hooli­gan­ism even when the re­sult does not favour their team.

“I want to spe­cially com­mend Makurdi fans for the sport­ing be­hav­iour they ex­hib­ited even af­ter we lost the match against Abia War­riors.

“It was a painful sit­u­a­tion that could have eas­ily trig­gered protests but the fans saw that the play­ers did their best. It was not our day and they un­der­stood the sit­u­a­tion.

“This is what we ex­pect from sup­port­ers of other clubs. If you are a true fan, you don’t make trou­ble when your team is de­feated. You can only sup­port your club to do bet­ter in fu­ture,” he said.

Imenger there­fore said Lobi Stars will surely bounce back in their next match which is an away fix­ture against neigh­bours Nasarawa United.

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